Buck just added another 110 Folding Hunter to their lineup, and it’s packing an important upgrade: S30V steel with a Paul Bos heat treat instead of 420HC.
Everyone knows the Buck 110 – it’s the kind of blade that even non-knife people can identify on sight. And while there are many positive elements to the design, if modern knife nerds had their druthers, most would probably swap in a different steel for the 420HC on the standard 110. While on Buck knives even this entry-level steel benefits from metallurgist Paul Bos’s heat treat, as a relatively simple stainless 420HC is still limited compared to newer, fancier formulations.
Bos certainly wrings the most out of 420HC, it will be interesting to see what he can do with S30V.View Linked Article